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Matching Hairstyles for Your Facial Shape

2006/06/29 Source

Clockwise from left: Park Joong-hoon, Ju Ji-hoon, Shin Jung-hwan, kwon Sang-woo, Jo In-sung, Ahn Jung-hwan, Kim Min-joon, Kam Woo-sung, Lee Joon-gi and Cho Jae-jin

If the same hairstyle creates different impressions depending on who wears it, it's because of the facial shape of the wearer. Long hair can softly frame triangular faces with high cheekbones like football player Cho Jae-jin, but the style will make those with a rather wide nose ridge and chubby cheeks like actor Park Joong-hoon look square-faced. In short, match hair to face, and you're on to a winner. Jo Jae-jin now has plenty of women fans who admire him, but he once had a different hairstyle and fewer admirers. The Chosun Ilbo has these tips for finding the right hairstyle for your face.

The fringe

The fringe matters more for men than women. When it covers the forehead at a slight angle, like actor Ju Ji-hoon's, it creates a softer impression. When it covers just half of your forehead, as with singer Shin Jung-hwan, it makes people look younger. When you straighten a long fringe with the help of hair styling products like actor kwon Sang-woo in the soap opera "Stairway to Heaven", it creates a sophisticated look.

A hair designer at 3Story by Kang Seong-woo said this summer will see the so-called "Leon" hairstyle which requires short cuts to leave only 9 mm of hair at the fringe. The hairstyle can make one look rather old as it explicitly reveals the facial shape but is good at creating a masculine image. The actor Jo In-sung in the movie "A Dirty Carnival" is an example. However, the hairline hair needs to be in a natural M shape rather than a straight line, and dexterous cutting is needed not to spoil the peak.

High cheekbones?

"If you have high cheekbones, it makes you look better if your hair slightly covers your facial shape, with long hair on the sides, at the back or behind your ears, like football player Cho Jae-jin or singer Shin Jungn-hwan, rather than having short cuts or combing your hair backwards", a hair designer at Lee Chul Hair KerKer advises. Don't have your fringe cut in a straight line, because that rather emphasizes your facial shape. It needs to come in a round shape or asymmetric and natural shape. If you have hollow cheeks, grow a mustache.

Why the long face?

"The layered cut which Lee Joon-gi often wears makes long faces look even sharper", a hair stylist at Miseen Scene cautions. The voluminous layered cut which Bae Yong-joon sported in his mega hit soap "Winter Sonata" is fine for those long faces. Actor Kim Min-jun's long hairstyle with a layered cut on the sides, and football player Ahn Jung-hwan's curly long hairstyle distract attention from the face and suit those with sharp features well.

A round face

When those with round faces have their fringe cut in a straight line, it only emphasize their facial shape. One good solution is to make the crown of your head voluminous and part the fringe like actor Kam Woo-sung. Leaving the ears exposed creates a fresher look.

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